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CAA tables bylaw vote until January

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

December 5, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs tabled a bylaw change regarding the Illinois Open Meetings Act Thursday, pending review from Eastern’s counsel after The Daily Eastern News submitted an objection. Laura McLaughlin, general counsel for the university, said in an email that she advised CAA to ta...

CAA approves revision to minor, 4 more items

CAA approves revision to minor, 4 more items

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

October 31, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs voted Thursday to approve a revision that will replace the environmental sustainability and environmental studies minors with the new environmental impact and sustainability minor. Diane Burns, chair of the Department of Geology and Geography, said neither of the original...

CAA to vote on revision to minor

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

October 30, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote Thursday on revising the environmental sustainability and environmental studies minor to both be replaced with a new minor: environmental impact and sustainability. The environmental sustainability and environmental studies minors have needed “major revisions for seve...

CAA will not meet Thursday

Staff Report

October 16, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs will not meet during its regular time at 2 p.m. Thursday in room 4440 of Booth Library because it has no items to act on. Office Administrator Cindy Hutchinson said in an email that the CAA chairperson added the item “19-110, Revised Program, OSC Minor” to an agenda...

CAA approves 21 action items

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

October 13, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs approved all executive action items Oct. 10, including 14 items added to the agenda the day of the meeting. The addition of the 14 items prompted a discussion about reminding Eastern of deadlines to get onto the calendar. One item proposed combining two geology courses to create a n...

CAA talks learning goals in general education

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

September 19, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs heard the assessment practices review committee’s consensus that undergraduates’ learning goals should be assessed at the general education level rather than the major level. Billy Hung, council member and professor for the biology department, said the point of ass...

CAA approves 21 nursing program items

CAA approves 21 nursing program items

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs approved 21 nursing program related items and the proposal to take a student’s weighted GPA into account during the admission process during its Thursday meeting. Changing the GPA requirements for newly admitted students allows them to have a better opportunity at ...

CAA talks changes to admissions grade scale

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter

August 29, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs heard a late addition to its discussion items proposing a change in the admission policy. The CAA is hoping to officially act upon the proposal at its next weekly meeting. Richard England, dean of Pine Honors College, and Josh Norman, Associate Vice President for...

CAA hears of Nursing program, approves 8 items

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter

August 22, 2019

Editors Note: This story has been modified from its original edition. Previously the article misquoted Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Jason Hood. Hood did not say he was excited to "oppose" his colleagues. The News regrets the error.  The Council of Academic Affairs approved eight ...

CAA to discuss BIO course amends

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on modifying biology course BIO 3888G to include the study abroad course on Tuesday during its 2 p.m. meeting in Room 4440 of Booth Library. The council will also vote on seven more executive action items. Along with biology, TEC 4970 or Special Topics...

CASL to be suspended; 2019 Faculty Laureate named

CASL to be suspended; 2019 Faculty Laureate named

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 25, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs discussed a memo announcing the suspension of the ad hoc Committee for the Assessment on Student Learning. According to the memo sent by Provost Jay Gatrell, CASL will be suspended for the academic year 2019-2020 and may be eliminated or reconfigured. No program report...

CAA to vote on theatre major revision

Staff Report

April 24, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs has one item to be acted on for its April 25 meeting at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library. The council will vote on revisions to the theatre arts major. During the meeting, the council will also hear a report about the selection of the 2019 Faculty Laureate and th...

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